Crop Progress Report


Dry weather conditions allowed for 4.5 days suitable for

fieldwork during the week ending May 24, 2020, according

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Field

activities for the week included planting, spraying and

preparing hay cutting equipment.


Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 1% very short,

7% short, 78% adequate and 14% surplus. Subsoil moisture

supplies were rated 0% very short, 5% short, 80% adequate

and 15% surplus.


Minnesota’s corn reached 98% planted. Corn was 80%

emerged, which was 3 weeks ahead of last year and 8 days

ahead of the 5-year average. 


Soybean planting progress was

88% completed, 20 days ahead of last year and 11 days ahead

of average. Soybean emergence reached 46%, which is

17 days ahead of last year and 6 days ahead of average.


Spring wheat planting progress was 86% complete. This is

1 day ahead of last year but 6 days behind average.

Emergence, at 51%, remained a week behind average.

Scattered reports of wheat jointing was observed.


 Nearly one-quarter of the barley acreage was

planted last week leading to 93% planted statewide. Barley

was 53% emerged and 11% jointed. The first barley condition

of the season rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 17% fair, 75%

good and 7% excellent.

Sunflower planting was 1 day ahead of last year at

47% complete. Potato planting progress remained ahead of

last year at 85% complete. Sugarbeets were 90% planted,

1 day behind last year. Dry beans were 46% planted and 21%


Scattered reports of hay cutting were reported. Hay condition

was rated 69% good to excellent. Pasture conditions

remained at 66% good to excellent.


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